Bergenfield Police Search for Driver in Non-Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident
Bergenfield NJ police are on the lookout for the driver of a vehicle involved in a frightening hit-and-run accident.
The car accident occurred a short time after 7:00 p.m. on South Prospect Avenue in Bergenfield, New Jersey. According to authorities, the victim was trying to walk across the street at the intersection with West Broad Street when a car crashed into her. The driver of the vehicle reportedly slowed down momentarily, but then the driver fled the scene. Witnesses last saw the car traveling north on South Prospect Avenue.
After the auto accident, other motorists dialed 911 to contact the Bergenfield Police Department.
The victim, a 66-year-old Bergenfield NJ woman, sustained significant physical injuries in the car crash. She was briefly treated at the scene of the accident before being rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center for further medical treatment.
If and when police can identify and apprehend the suspect, it is likely that criminal charges for leaving the scene of an accident would follow. Under New Jersey law, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident can be classified as a criminal offense or a traffic offense, depending on whether someone suffers serious physical injuries in the crash.
Law enforcement is actively investigating the hit-and-run accident. Anyone who has information about the suspect or the car accident should contact detectives with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-226-5532 or Bergenfield police at 201-387-4000.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Police Hunt Hit-and-Run Driver Who Seriously Injured Woman.”